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Grades for Functional Disability in Dermatomyositis or Polymyositis

Purpose:

To determine the level of disability associated with dermatomyositis or polymyositis using the scheme of Henricksson and Sandestedt.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disability and performance

ICD-10:

M33

Description:

Henricksson and Sandestedt developed a grading scale for functional disability in patients with polymyositis. It can be used to monitor a patient's response to therapy over time.

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